2019 Annual Institute

Annual Institute

ACHNE's 41st Annual Institute was held May 30 - June 1, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, Arizona. 


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To provide a scholarly institute whereby community health nursing educators will collaborate and present their accomplishments; share strategies towards building a culture of health; promote health equity; and aim for community wellbeing as a vision for Healthy People 2030.

Intended Audience

Public health nurses, public health and community health nursing educators, public health leaders, and students and partners interested in public health, health equity, populations health, and other public health issues.

Conference Objectives

  1. Identify ways to move Healthy People 2030 goals and objectives forward, including community wellbeing.
  2. Describe strategies to operationalize the culture of health.
  3. Explore programs or services where multiple sectors are collaborating to improve population health.
  4. Examine innovative educational models or programs in underserved communities that promote health equity.
  5. Demonstrate the influence of diversity as a driver for health equity.

Continuing Education

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Exciting Highlights

  • Pre-conference workshop on Thursday:
    • Research for Interprofessional Practice: Community/Public Health Nursing and Education Thriving on Diversity in Phoenix - “Together We Empower Positive Change.”  Sponsored by the Research Committee
      Combination of community exploration and academic session.  Community exploration from 12-1:45pm; Academic debrief, Panel Discussion, & research project presentation from 2:30-4:30
  • Opening Keynote Speaker: Tomi St. Mars, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, Chief of the Office of Injury Prevention of Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Plenary Session:  Policy Content in Nursing Curricula-Preparing Future Leaders as Change Agents through Policy Arena, sponsored by the Policy Committee
  • Plenary Session:  Using the Culture of Health Framework to Promote Health Equity and Diversity, sponsored by the Education Committee
  • Closing Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Elizabeth Harrell, DNP, PMHNP-BC, Program Director of the Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) Community Initiative
  • For a full list of presentations, click here.  This word document is searchable by presenter and title.

Schedule at a Glance

 Click here to see all the presentations by day. (Word document - 7 pages)

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